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Our Mission

To support immigrant and refugee families to thrive through culturally responsive and participant driven programs and services that reduce social isolation, enhance knowledge and skills, and increase access to community supports and intercultural opportunities, thereby encouraging health and wellbeing, reducing poverty, and empowering families to confidently walk in multiple cultures.

" Our services are not just settlement, we aim to empower clients to navigate the challenges of life in a new country confidently MFRS Staff Member 

Our Vision

Immigrant and refugee families are empowered and strengthened by knowledge, skills, and connections to achieve ultimate health and overall wellbeing.


Our Approach

MFRS provides holistic support to immigrants and refugees settling in Edmonton. We use a strength-based case management model that can help in many areas such as housing security, accessing income support, family connections, and education.   


Our Principles



A way of interaction with and within the community in which we take time to listen, care, connect and love to build mutual support hand in hand.


Participant Driven

Participants identify what’s important to them, what they need, and what they want to achieve. Our programs meet participants where they’re at and support them in reaching their goals. 


Culturally Responsive

Building community and working together to share space, opportunities, skills, and knowledge for mutual learning, self determination and ultimate well-being.



Safe spaces to maintain a home culture and adapt to new connections and diversity; and developing a deeper understanding between cultures that are always changing.


Nested Service Delivery Model

We have developed a Nested Model of Service Delivery based on our years of responding to immigrant and refugee families and youth through participant-driven programming. The Nested Model is a strength-based approach that addresses the multiple needs of families rather than a deficit-based approach that focuses on one need in isolation from others. We support newcomers to address the multiple barriers they experience throughout settlement. The model starts by looking at their needs, hopes, and dreams. With the inputs and activities of MFRS, cultural brokers, facilitators, and community partners, families are linked to community resources that address their immediate needs and are able to co-create a space to thrive in Canada.

Join us in our efforts to help our community.

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